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For more than 165 years Washington Gas has been distributing natural gas to customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. We bring natural gas to your home or business safely and reliably.

Appliance Safety

Distributed as a public service by Washington Gas and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Dear Customer,

Washington Gas and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provided this information to assist you in evaluating the safety and efficiency of your natural gas appliances.

The form below lists specific checks recommended by the National Fire Protection Association and the American Gas Association for residential natural gas appliances. Have your technician fill out the form while performing your annual inspection. Ask for an explanation of any comments or problems that are discovered during the inspection.

Washington Gas and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend annual safety inspections of your natural gas appliances by a qualified technician.

Safety Checks A Qualified Technician Should Make

Date: _____ / _____ / _______

Company Name: __________________________

Technician Name: _______________________

Phone Number: ______ - ______ - ________

Inspection Date: _____ / _____ / _______

Appliance Information:    Furnace/Boiler      Water Heater      Range      Other

Model Number:
Serial Number:       

See "Comments" Section for Technician's Recommendations

Appliance Venting: 
Access and Fire Safety:
Gas/Air Adjustment:
Carbon Monoxide Test:
Gas Controls & Safeties:
Combustion & Ventilation Air: 
Heat Exchanger Inspection:






Safety Checks YOU Can Make

Furnace Air Filters

Clean filters (if permanent) or replace them regularly. Inspect them monthly.

Hot Water Temperature

To prevent scalds from hot tap water, set your water heater thermostat to 120 °F.

Flammable Liquid Storage

Never store materials that may produce flammable vapors-such as painting materials, cleaning solvents, gasoline cans and oily rags-near a gas appliance or in the same room.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms/Detectors Installed

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms/detectors be installed in homes near sleeping areas.

Important Phone Numbers

Washington Gas
703-750-1000 or 1-800-752-7520
Call with questions about this brochure or your gas service.

U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Contact for more safety information.

Miss Utility

Before you dig or build, call Miss Utility to mark underground utility service lines on your property. This is a FREE service; call at least 48 hours before you start your project.